April 5, 2011

Words to Live By- Frosted Designs Reveal

I have to admit, I'm having the best time playing around with all of these different sketches and really opening my eyes to all of the many possibilities that these sketches can bring..
for instance this one I used as my design team project for Frosted Designs Tuesday's sketch challenge..

So, here is my take on this weeks sketch:

I really wanted to make of these fabulous ruffled banners that our very own Annette over SOUS was kind enough to share a tutorial for.. Kudos to you Annette..!! and if you love them as much as I do, just click
HERE and it will take you straight to the tute...
So, instead of cutting a scalloped border, I made the ruffles.. Love them!!

I always try to make these sketches my own and get inspired by them.. Because I added the roses on the bottom border, I had to move the flower cluster up.. and then wanted the title to reflect the writing on her t-shirt which says " I love being Awesome!"..so, I added the big arrow..
by the way, that t-shirt fits her like a glove..LOL

here is the sketch I followed:

super cute sketch, don't ya think.. Lots of room to play around with..
and for a few close ups of the layout:

Here is a close up of the title and flower cluster.. oh and I love this photo of her ..I'm her best Facebook stalker, I'm always there looking at possible photos I can nab..LOL
and you can also see in this pic, how I emboss stampped some flowers in the upper corner, heat set them with clear embossing powder and then inked over them with Tim Holtz distress inks..

Here is a close up of the ruffled banner with the roses, which are by prima.. love them!! so super cute..

and a fuzzy close up of the t-shirt..LOL
she was coming to work( we work together) and I snapped this pic of her before she got dressed in her work uniform..

 and for supplies used:

Papers by: K & Co
Cream, green and brown colored cardstock.
Flower stamp by : inkadinkadoo
embossing ink by : Tim Holtz
Clear embossing Powder
heat gun

Old book (thrift store find- $0)
Suade-Glimmer mist
brown ink: Versa color

Small Yellow roses by Prima
Big flower by: Prima
tiny green leaves by: Iamroses
thin rope
pearl drops by : prima
small yellow flowers by: Reprint

George and Basic Shapes:  Oval and arrow head
Plantin schoolbook: leaves and title font
Cindy Loo: scalloped circles for the ruffled banner (3") and flourish

Tim Holtz distress inks:
Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen and Scattered Straw..
Ink applicator

Well my lovelies.. that does for me for today..I hope you aren't too busy enjoing spring to not stop by Frosted designs this week and join in on the Sketch Along Tuesdays challenge.. 
Thank you all so very much for stopping and taking a look..
Hope everyone has a great and creative rest of the week..


  1. Very pretty Lo, I love the ruffled banner!!

  2. Nanne, the details are amazing!!!!!! Great take on the sketch!! Love the ruffled border and I always love your flower clusters!!! Beautiful photo of your daughter!!! Your layout is just Gorgeous!!! Hugs!!

  3. I can't wait until Annette sees this! She's gonna love it like the rest of us do! Firstly, I adore the photo (the one w/ Amber in the T is so cute, that's like a fav of mine!) Love this take on the sketch so much...superb!

  4. Wow!! Your LO is really Gorgeous!! I LOVE that ruffled banner and the roses!!

  5. wow... this is great! Love that banner, very creative.

  6. Another great layout Nanne. Beautiful flowers and clustered so perfectly. Loving the ruffled banner.... Hugs xx

  7. Oh, look at you! You made the ruffled banner ... yeah! love it! Wonderful photos of Amber.. she is just the cutest thing .. imagine how cute your grandbabes will be! Some day LOL! But back to the LO .. awesome job!

  8. Well, this one pulled me right in--wow! Love the ruffled banner and the paper colors are so great together! Love the twine bows! I think both my daughters might love that shirt your daughter has on--cute cute cute!